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The General Contractors Favorite/Most Unusual Project of 2017

Torcon, Inc. Creative Therapy Center and Healing Gardens at the Magee Rehabilitation Center

Location: Philadelphia, PA Type of project: The project was the creation of a non-traditional-hospital space on the sixth floor rooftop for patient treatment. Size: 15,200 SF Torcon led construction management for the conversion of Magee’s rooftop into an outdoor healing garden. Here, patients can partake in therapy sessions, visit the spiritual center, or enjoy the view. Targeted crane use provided access to the rooftop, including for the delivery of an automobile for patients to practice driving along different curb cuts and surfaces. The project encompassed renovated indoor spaces for a new atrium and art studio for Magee’s Art Therapy program. Torcon had no street-level space for staging, and the hospital remained operational throughout construction. The team worked diligently and unobtrusively to ensure safety and patient comfort.

Wohlsen Construction Co. Sunrise at Silas Burke Burke, VA

Type of project: New senior living community and historical renovation Size: 80,377 SF Restored Burke House – 4,500 SF Constructed on the site of the historic Silas Burke Homestead, the new assisted living and memory care community was designed and constructed to not only preserve, but blend in with, the landmark dating back to 1824. Working closely with the Burke Historical Society and Fairfax County, the project was constructed around the homestead’s various out buildings, and the main house was restored to host community gatherings and school groups. The new senior living community stands three stories and features 82 private and semi-private rooms; a wellness center; several activity, lounge, and dining spaces; and a large front porch and terrace.

G William Group, LLC

Sportika Sports Manalapan, NJ

Location: 146 Woodward Rd., Manalapan, NJ Type of project: Indoor Sports Complex Size: 166,900 SF with a 51’ Clearspan At 166,900 SF, Sportika is the largest privately held indoor sports complex in the state of NJ. Sportika boasts: 7 Connor Sports wood floor basketball courts, a Fifa level II certifiable indoor Olympic soccer field, strategy rooms, personal training center, tutoring center, lounge, arcade, party rooms, and retail space. Construction of this formidable facility was completed in only 10 months. Further, whereas most indoor sports facilities house their turf fields within a bubble, Sportika’s fields are housed within a 51’ clearspan pre-engineered steel shell. Nationwide provider, American Buildings Company (a Nucore Steel Company), provided the steel, and Sportika was the largest single project for them in 2017.

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